Personal Trainers are available to Burns Recreation Center members for a minimal fee. All Personal Trainers are AFAA (Aerobic & Fitness Association of America), ACE (American Council of Exercise), NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) or NCSF (National Council on Strength & Fitness) certified.
Benefits of a Personal Trainer
Personal trainers provide motivation and individualized workout plans that will help you achieve your fitness goals.
- Increased muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility
- Stress reduction and mood elevation
- Reduced risk of injury
- Improved aerobic capacity
- Weight loss (increase in lean muscle mass)
- Improved self-esteem
- Better sleep
- Overall improved quality of life
Register for Personal Training
- Create your ActiveNet Account.
- Log into ActiveNet to and follow the ActiveNet Personal Training Instructions.
Personal Trainers & Rates
While most trainers are current LMU students, alumni trainers are also available for those who prefer to work with non-student trainers
Hello my name is Nick Diaz, and I am an AFAA certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise instructor. I am a Senior Biology major at LMU and have been active my entire life, starting with swim team and martial arts at an early age.I then began rowing in high school and continued to do so at LMU for two years.It was during these years that I developed a passion for health and fitness.I firmly believe that fitness has both physical and mental benefits; not only does it strengthen and tone your body, but also provides relief from all the tensions and stresses of day-to-day life.I have applied all of this and more in my own training and look forward to the opportunity to help you develop your own goals and passion for a healthy lifestyle.Whether it’slosing weight, gaining muscle, a little of both, or more, it’s never too late or early to start!I also teach a spin class and bootcamp/core training during the week so please feel welcome to come by, introduce yourself, and ask me any questions you may have.I am here and would love to help guide you down the path to a healthier and more active lifestyle!
My name is Mia Rand and I am a NASM certified personal trainer. I am a senior accounting major at LMU and I love health and fitness. I have always been active from a very young age. I played competitive volleyball for 10 years and ran track in high school. However, my true love for health and fitness developed in the last two years when I began lifting weights and training for a half marathon. To me, health and fitness goes far beyond the physical. The gym is my happy place where I can just be myself. The gym has given me an escape from the stress and difficulties of everyday life. I cannot wait for the opportunity to share my greatest passion with you and help you reach your health and fitness goals! Whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle, build strength, or just live a healthier lifestyle, I would be honored to help you on your fitness journey! Together we will reach your fitness goals and have a blast doing it!
Hi! My name is Susanne Carpenter. Upon enrolling at LMU, my passion for health, coupled with my biology coursework, led me to earn AFAA certification in personal training. Having spent years in competitive sports including soccer, track &field, and volleyball, I believe in the importance of functional fitness and a healthy, balanced life. Aside from organized sports, I enjoy swimming, hiking, and frozen yogurt-balance is important for maintaining a healthy mind and body! I am excited to work alongside you to build a fitness program based on your needs and lifestyle-my goal is for you to leave the gym feeling stronger than when you walked in, with the confidence to be the very best that you can be. Good things come to those who sweat.
Christian (CJ) Stone
My name is Christian "CJ" Stone. I am a senior Political Science and Psychology major. Fitness has been a long journey in my life that started with team sports including football, soccer, rugby, lacrosse, swim, and water polo. My love for sports came to a stop with many injuries to my knees and back. However, these injuries are what led me to fitness training. I have been weight training for 4years now with expertise is muscle building, rehabilitation, and weight loss. I believe in living a well-rounded healthy life style that fitness can be added to. It's not the cure to an unhealthy lifestyle but it can help how you feel, look, and think about your life!
My name is Tyler and I am a senior majoring in Entrepreneurship. I grew up playing soccer all my life and have since developed a deep passion for health and fitness. My goal is to create a business that inspires people to not only tackle long term fitness goals, but to also realize their potential and grow as people. I constantly look to expand my understanding of the body in relation to fitness and look to pursue graduate school for Kinesiology. Training has always been a goal of mine, as it allows me to teach and learn from clients of all ages and capabilities. I especially enjoy training a variety of clients and am eager to help others pursue their goals. I have specialties working with clients who play sports, have suffered prior injuries, and/or clients looking to get stronger and leaner.
I am a Sophomore Film and Television Production major. Fitness may not seem part of the package of an artsy film student but I believe that fitness is more than the physique we look in the mirror or read about in magazines. I see fitness as part of a mindset that instills health and balance in our lives. I learnt this after transforming myself from a kid who had no confidence in sports, felt insecure about his body and didn’t feel like he had a balance in his life. Exercise helped me to grow and develop as a person and even helped me to get a place in the England Taekwondo team, become the captain of my high school cross country team, as well gain 20 pounds of muscle. Exercise certainly is a key part of my life and in my spare time you will see me lifting, practicing martial arts and running. I became a personal trainer to inspire people to feel confident in themselves. If you are reading this and feel that you have a goal you want to achieve, then I am here to motivate you to success. I believe that anything is possible with the right mindset and under my certification from the National Council of Strength and Fitness I feel I can provide you the best trainer to client experience, where no goal is impossible!
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Jeff Palmer, Alumni Trainer
FitWell Center trainer Jeff Palmer is an AFAA CPT, NASM CPT, NASM CES and NCCPT certified personal trainer with over 10 years in the fitness industry. He has vast training experience with a multitude of clients. Jeff himself lost 127 pounds at the age of 14 and has lived a healthy life since. He enjoys all types of cardio activities, mixed martial arts, cooking, weight training and living a healthy lifestyle. His goal is to see you achieve your fitness goals.
*Before signing up on ActiveNet, contact Jeff Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.338.4430 to discuss scheduling as he is only taking on a limited number clients
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